William Freeman Collins

21 November 1828–1 November 1909 (Age 80)
Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of William Freeman

When William Freeman Collins was born on 21 November 1828, in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Michael Collins, was 35 and his mother, Dorcas Doane Cobb, was 31. He married Catherine D. Howe on 12 January 1893, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. He died on 1 November 1909, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States.

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William Freeman Collins
Catherine D. Howe
Marriage: 12 January 1893

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12 January 1893
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States

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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 2

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1830 · The Oregon Trail

Age 2

Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.
1860 · Abraham Lincoln Elected President

Age 32

Abraham Lincoln was Elected President of the United States in November of 1860

Name Meaning

1 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Coileáin and Mac Coileáin ( see Cullen 1).2 English: patronymic from the Middle English personal name Col(l)in, a pet form of Coll , itself a short form of Nicholas .3 Americanized form of French Colin .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • William F Collins in household of James H Collins, "Massachusetts State Census, 1855"
  • William F. Collins, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • William F. Collins, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"

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